When do 'Supergirl,' 'Riverdale,' 'Black Lightning,' 'The Flash,' and 'Arrow' Return?
This week, NBC has been broadcasting The Olympics, which means most of your favorite TV shows are probably on hiatus.
On The CW, the only comic shows with new episodes this week were DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning -- and Black Lightning will not have a new episode next week (marking, incidentally, its first week ever with a re-run).
The airdate schedule for the CW superhero shows is a bit off already, having slotted in Legends of Tomorrow for Supergirl from February until April.
There are two big pieces there: first, Black Lightning has stepped into the timeslot previously held by Legends on Tuesday nights. This, coupled by Supergirl having "production issues" -- not tied to the removal of co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg -- as well as a general desire to pair similar programming together inspired to The CW to make the change.
"We thought, 'This is a good place put put Legends,' knowing that iZombie would go behind it at the end of February," The CW president Mark Pedowitz recently revealed.
It's safe to say that this change hasn't been embraced by every fan, with some even starting an official petition to convince the network to change things back. But according to Pedowitz, Supergirl fans should not be worried by this temporary change.
"The fans of Supergirl should not be worried in any way, shape or form." Pedowitz explained. "We are big believers in the show, and big believers in [series lead] Melissa [Benoist] and the direction of the show."
When Supergirl does return, it will certainly have plenty of new story threads to address. From the topic of Samantha Arias/Reign's (Odette Annable) redemption, to the new circumstances surrounding the marriage of Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson) and Mon-El (Chris Wood), there is quite a lot that Supergirl's third season needs to answer.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. New episodes resume on April 16.
The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes resume on February 27.
Black Lightning airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes resume on February 27.
Riverdale airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes resume on March 7.
Arrow airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT following episodes of Supernatural. New episodes resume on March 1.